Google unveils 'Fit' health, fitness tracking platform

SAN FRANCISCO Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:54pm EDT

The Google signage is seen at the company's offices in New York January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files

The Google signage is seen at the company's offices in New York January 8, 2013.

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc unveiled a "Google Fit" platform on Wednesday to help users of its Android mobile software collate and keep track of health and fitness data on smartwatches and other mobile devices.

Fit functions similarly to recently introduced services from Apple and Samsung. The tracking and analysis of health information is expected to be a big driver for smartwatches and other sensor-laden devices this year.

(Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic; Editing by Chris Reese)

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